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Film Info
Release Year:1968
Production Country:France
United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jack Cardiff
Cast:Marianne Faithfull
Alain Delon
Marius Goring
Roger Mutton
Catherine Jourdan


Famed cinematographer Cardiff (THE RED SHOES, THE AFRICAN QUEEN) directs this hypnotic and oh-so-60s road trip on two wheels that stars Marianne Faithfull as the titular girl, Rebecca. After waking up next to her impotent husband Raymond, Rebecca, bored and dreaming of her former lover Daniel (Alain Delon), dons a black leather catsuit (and nothing else) and jumps on her motorbike to reunite with him. As she rides, she indulges in erotic, psychedelic reveries about her relationship with the two men, and the power she feels as a desirable woman. THE GIRL ON THE MOTORCYCLE holds the distinction of being the first film to receive an X rating from the MPAA, and was released in the United States under the far more evocative and suggestive title, NAKED UNDER LEATHER. Considered soft porn by some (though the film is, even by 1968 standards, decidedly tame), and exploitation cinema by others, the film is a hazy, sexually liberated joyride. 

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